VVMF events and COVID-19

(Posted 12/07/2020 – 11:00 am EST)

During this challenging time for our nation, nothing is more important to VVMF than the health and well-being of our Vietnam veterans and their families. We want to keep our visitors updated on openings/closings and events as the situation evolves.

While the National Park Service has not closed the national mall or The Wall, the D.C. region is still in phase 2 of its COVID recovery plan and no volunteers are on duty at The Wall.

Our volunteers annually host a Christmas Tree ceremony at The Wall but like all in-person events at The Wall this year, it had to be cancelled. VVMF will help them host a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12th at 1:00 p.m. E.T. at www.vvmf.org/christmas-2020.

We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to kick off our 2021 tour of The Wall That Heals in April and recently announced our 2021 tour schedule here: https://www.vvmf.org/News/VVMF-Announces-The-Wall-That-Heals-2021-Tour-Schedule/

We look forward to honoring our 2020 In Memory honorees when we are able to safely host the families and friends of our honorees in Washington, D.C. And we hope to be able to host all of our annual ceremonies at The Wall in person in 2021.

Like all of you, we hope this national health crisis ends soon but we must take the necessary precautions to keep our visitors safe at this time. We look forward to welcoming you all back in large numbers soon. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.